Laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

  title={Laparoscopic bariatric surgery.},
  author={B D Schirmer},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  volume={20 Suppl 2},
Laparoscopy has meant profound changes for the field of bariatric surgery. Bariatric operations, which are technically difficult because of the patient population, were not performed laparoscopically until the last 5 years of the 20th century. The years 1998 to 2003, herein defined as the Bariatric Revolution, saw profound changes in the way bariartric surgery was practiced. Major changes in patient education, public awareness, patient enthusiasm, popularity of the surgery, and academic… CONTINUE READING
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